The University of Chicago's Crime Lab New York is hiring for a Research Manager who will work on large-scale social policy experiments designed to test the effectiveness of interventions to reduce violence and improve outcomes for the most disadvantaged and at-risk populations in New York and New Jersey. Working in close coordination with the Executive Director and the Crime Lab New York research team, the Research Manager will be responsible for the daily management of a portfolio of projects. The position offers the opportunity to work directly with leading social policy researchers, as well as other project managers and research analysts.
Competencies: ? Strong project management skills with exceptional attention to detail required ? Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment required ? Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to maintain positive relationships with various stakeholders required ? Strong time management skills with a proven ability to multitask and prioritize activities successfully required ? Ability to complete projects on tight deadlines with little supervision required ? Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to present data in a simple and straightforward way for non-technical audiences required ? Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement required ? Knowledge and understanding of criminal justice policy, domestic violence, or education research literatures strongly preferred
Education: ? Bachelor’s degree in economics, public policy, sociology, or a closely related field required; advanced degree preferred
Experience: ? A minimum two years related work experience required ? Experience with quantitative data analysis to support the research design preferred ? Previous experience working in a research organization or managing research projects preferred ? Previous fieldwork experience preferred
Internal Number: JR08086
About University of Chicago Urban Labs
By 2050, the global urban population will nearly double to 6.4 billion. This unprecedented growth in the global urban population creates incredible opportunities but also intensifies the most difficult problems cities face, such as concentrated poverty, crime, poor-quality schooling, and pollution. The University of Chicago founded Urban Labs to help address these challenges. Urban Labs is a set of highly synergistic labs focused on undertaking inquiry and having impact on five essential dimensions of urban life: crime, education, health, poverty, and energy & environment. Urban Labs partners with cities to identify and rigorously evaluate the policies and programs with the greatest potential to improve human lives at scale. Urban Labs’ evidence-based approach gives policymakers and practitioners the knowledge they need to effectively achieve the greatest social good per dollar spent.
In sum, UChicago Urban Labs:
• Identifies promising solutions to urban challenges
• Tests the most promising urban policies and programs
• Scales-up the most effective and cost-efficient policies and programs
For more information about the UChicago Urban Labs, go to http://urbanlabs.uchicago.edu/